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10 Best Dogs for Single Living Men

Updated on June 15, 2017
Man sitting  with a Lab
Man sitting with a Lab | Source

Dogs are an honest and most reliable human companion since age and every dog has its own specialty, physical traits, and character. Rio chose a dog breed, we must study the dog’s breed specialty, behavior, physical traits and suitability with our need. While selecting a dog for single living men, we may like to have some common consideration like,

Naturally Healthy:
That’s the first criteria for a single living person, they always prefer a dog that needs comparatively less vet visit and grooming.

Self-Caring:
Another general expectation is, the dog must be intelligent and self-caring that need less attention and training.

Masculine appearance:
Usually, men prefer the companion dogs, which have masculine personalities and physical traits.

Intelligent and Quick learner:
Selecting the dogs, which are known to be an intelligent and quick learner is the preference for every dog owner. But usually, single living men/women are more concerned about.

Obedient and Devoted:
Though all the dogs are an Obedient and Devoted companion, it’s more desired for the single living men, because they may have limited time to train and spend with their pets.

These 10 dog breeds make for great companion for single living men,

1. French Bulldog

French Bulldog
French Bulldog | Source

French Bulldogs are an active, intelligent, muscular and compactly built dog, which was created in years 1800s by mixing between French ratters and English Bulldogs. They are also known as the Frenchie. They are the lively and devoted companion that make an excellent lap dog and family pet. They are healthy, sturdy, independent dogs and one of the most suitable dogs for single living men.

French Bull Dog Breed Information
 
Origin
France
Breed Group
Non-Sporting
Height
11 to 12 inches
Weight
?16 to 28 pounds
Life Span
9 - 12 years

2. English Mastiff

English Mastiff
English Mastiff | Source

The English Mastiffs are the giant, powerful and courageous dogs, of mastiff dog category. They name Mastiff was taken from the Latin word mansuetus, meaning "tame" or "domesticated." Though their origin is not clear, most of breeder’s consider that they were developed in the 19th century in England from ancient English Alaunt dogs to mix with Alpine Mastiff. The modern Gentle, companion dogs were bred to in fights with wild animals like lions, bull baiting, bear baiting and to perform in dogfight sports, which make a great companion and bodyguard, nowadays. They are strong, confident dog that has a muscular appearance and best selection for single living men.

English Mastiff Dog Breed Information

 
 
Origin
England
Breed Group
Working
Height
Female: 28 - 36 inches (70 - 91 cm), Male: 28 - 36 inches (70 - 91 cm)
Weight
Female: 120 -170 lbs (54 -77 kg), Male: 160 - 230 lbs (73 - 100 kg)
Life Span
10 - 12 years

3. English Bulldog

English Bulldog
English Bulldog | Source

English Bulldogs are strong, muscular, medium-sized dogs from England, which are also known as British Bulldog or Bulldog. They have the short-faced dome, exceptional powerful jaw and wide shoulders that give them a unique appearance. This breed was used for big games like bull baiting, and to protect from wild animals. At present, they are one of the most admired companion dogs, which are Gentle, affectionate and calm companions that are one of the best suitable dogs for single living men.

English Bulldog Breed Information
 
Origin
England
Breed Group
Non-Sporting
Height
Female: 12 -16 inches (31 - 40 cm), Male: 12 -16 inches (31 - 40 cm)
Weight
Female: 40 -51 lbs (18 - 23 kg), Male: 51 -55 lbs (23 - 25 kg)
Life Span
8 - 10 years

4. Border Collie

Border Collie
Border Collie | Source

The Border collie is a working and herding dog that was developed in Scotland for herding sheep. They were bred for intelligence and obedience, from between Scotland and England. Border collies are medium-sized, intelligent, active and smart dogs which are also known for their energy, stamina and being an excellent circus dogs. They are naturally healthy, independent and obedient dogs that make a good herding, watchdog, working dog and good family companion that is suitable for apartment living. But they are originally herding dogs that need daily exercise and running and make a good choice for single living, active men.

Border Collie Dog Breed Information
 
Origin
Australia
Breed Group
Herding Dog Breed
Height
Male: 48 -56 cm, Female: 46 - 53 cm
Weight
Male: 14 - 20 kg, Female: 12 - 19 kg
Life Span
10 - 17 year

5. Dalmatian

Dalmatian
Dalmatian | Source

Dalmatians are medium to large, athletic, energetic and sturdy dogs, which are most suitable for tropical climate. They were developed from the region of Dalmatia in Croatia, to be the instruction dogs and work as a carriage dog. They are also noticed because of their unique black or liver spotted coat. They are naturally healthy and self-dependent dogs that need less grooming and make a good watchdog and the good companion for active/athletic single living men.

Dalmatian Dog Breed Information
 
Origin
Dalmatia
Breed Group
Non-Sporting
Height
Female: 22- 23 inches (56 - 58 cm), Male: 23 - 24 inches (58 - 61 cm)
Weight
Female: 35 - 53 lbs (16 -24 kg), Male: 33 -71 lbs (15 -32 kg)
Life Span
10 - 13 years

6. Boxer

Boxer Dog
Boxer Dog | Source

The Boxer dogs are short coated, medium-sized, strong and muscular dogs, which were developed in Germany. They are one among top 10 most popular dogs in the world and most appreciated guard and watch dogs. Usually, Boxer dogs are happy and friendly, but they are courageous, active and alert also and make a good guard and watch dogs too. They are usually patient with strangers and good with the kid but need early training and socialization. The independent, confident and muscular Boxer dogs are one of the most suitable companions for single living men.

Boxer Breed Information
 
Origin
Working
Breed Group
Non-Sporting
Height
Female: 21 - 24 inches (53 - 60 cm), Male: 22 - 25 inches (57 - 63 cm)
Weight
Female: 55 - 64 lbs (25 - 29 kg), Male: 60 -71 lbs (27 -32 kg)
Life Span
10 - 12 years

7. Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retriever | Source

The Labrador retriever is the retriever dogs from gun dogs group, which are one of the most popular dogs in the USA and European countries and also known Labrador, Lab. They are medium to large, intelligent, friendly and playful dogs that make an excellent family companion. Also, they are a moderate barker, good with strangers and other pets that need average grooming and care. They are one of the most balanced dogs and suitable for family, apartment living, companion and retriever and a good choice for single living men.

Labrador Retriever Breed Information
 
Origin
Newfoundland
Breed Group
Non-Sporting
Height
Male: 22 - 24 inches (57 - 62 cm), Female: 22 -24 inches (55 - 60 cm)
Weight
Male: 64 -79 lbs (29 - 36 kg), Female: 55 -71 lbs (25 - 32 kg)
Life Span
10 - 14 years

8. Vizsla

 Vizsla
Vizsla | Source

Vizslas are the best companion, for adventures and active guys. Vizsla is highly active, energetic and athlete dogs that were developed for Hungry as a hunting companion and also known as Hungarian, Magyar Vizsla, and Velcro dog. Vizsla is healthy, intelligent, friendly, devoted and gentle dogs that need less care and grooming. But they need daily exercise and long run and are not suitable for apartment living.

Vizsla Dog Breed Information

 
 
Origin
Hungary
Breed Group
Non-Sporting
Height
Male: 22 -25 inches (56 - 64 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53 -61 cm)
Weight
Male: 44 - 64 lbs (20 - 29 kg), Female: 40 - 55 lbs (18 - 25 kg)
Life Span
12 - 15 years

9. Siberian Husky

Best Dogs For Single Living Men
Best Dogs For Single Living Men | Source

Siberian Husky are basically sledge dogs of working category that belongs to Spitz dog category, originated from north-eastern Siberia, Russia. Husky dogs are medium-sized, strong and sturdy dogs that were developed by Chukchi tribe of Siberian nomads to pull sledge and work as the watch dog. They are healthy, sturdy, athletic, intelligent and obedient dogs that make a good working and companion dog and best suitable for colder weather. Husky are one of the preferred dogs for single living men, who are firm and confident and staying in colder weather. But Husky dogs are not recommended for apartment living.

Siberian Husky Breed Information
 
Origin
North-eastern Siberia, Russia
Breed Group
Working
Height
Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 56 cm), Male: 21 - 24 inches (54 - 60 cm)
Weight
Female: 35 - 51 lbs (16 - 23 kg), Male: 44 - 60 lbs (20 - 27 kg)
Life Span
12 - 15 years

10. Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rhodesian Ridgeback | Source

The Rhodesian Ridgeback are medium to large sized dogs, from working/guarding category, which was developed from Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). From where they got their name and because of their marking coats on their ridge, they are known Rhodesian Ridgeback. They were bread to participate in big games and help the hunters by fetching the prey till hunters reach and kill them. Rhodesian Ridgeback are known for their exceptional stamina, hunting skill, power, and courage also they are affectionate and loyal dogs that make the best companion and family pet too. They are a healthy, intelligent, self-caring dog that makes a good companion for single living men.

Rhodesian Ridgeback Breed Information
 
Origin
Rhodesia, Zimbabwe
Breed Group
Working
Height
Female: 24 - 26 inches (61 - 66 cm), Male: 25 - 27 inches (63 -69 cm)
Weight
Female: 64 -75 lbs (29 - 34 kg), Male: 79 - 90 lbs (36 -41 kg)
Life Span
10 - 12 years

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